Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Quentin Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
07 December 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer Will Return
Film sequel planned along with TV series
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Harry Bosch Aims For TV
Michael Connelly has plans for the 'tec

10 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Harry Bosch Aims For TV

Call it random chance. Call it coinky-dink. We call it super awesome cool telepathic powers, is what we call it. No sooner had we, in the latest issue of this very magazine, pushed Michael Connelly’s sour, wry detective Harry Bosch as a new source of material for producers, than word comes that the writer himself is looking to getting it set up as a TV show.

Deadline reports that Eric Overmyer, who has worked on shows such as Treme and The Wire, is on board to run any eventual series and act as head writer. We say “eventual” because there’s no actual deal in place yet, though Connelly is working with Fuse Entertainment to pitch the idea to cable channels across the pond.

If it works, it’ll be especially satisfying for the novelist, who has seen his veteran homicide detective, Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch, locked up in development jail for years courtesy of Paramount. The studio held the option on two of the Bosch books, Black Ice and The Black Echo, which gave them sway over the character’s use in movies for 15 years. But when nothing emerged, Connelly finally sued to get the rights back and settled the case in 2010.

With Connelly’s Lincoln Lawyer character Mick Haller hitting the big screen last year in the guise of Matthew McConaughey, the time seems right for Harry to get his moment at last.

Incidentally, if you want to read about another iconic book character on screen, Jack Reacher, check out the new Empire, on sale now. It’s also available on the iPad in the UK and US.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kenneth Lonergan On His Future Projects
Margaret's director on Starry Messenger
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)